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 Expert  722302

Expert in Industrial Statistical and Quality Control Applications

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is knowledgeable and experienced in the industrial application of attribute sampling standards (MIL-STD-105 / ANSI Z1.4) and variables sampling standards (MIL-STD-414 / ANSI Z1.9) to acceptance sampling inspection, which is still widely practiced in regulated industries. He can assist in choosing the appropriate plan for a given situation, as well as recommending related plans, such as Dodge-Romig (AOQL /LTPD) plans and Skip-Lot plans. He cautions that sampling inspection does not, in itself, assure quality improvement, and recommends that statistical process control and upstream process improvement be instituted as soon as possible.

acceptance sampling

Expert has had considerable experience in consulting with technical management and staff in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, chemical, consumer products, and agricultural products. His experience as a chemical engineer and technical manager enables him to communicate more effectively with clients on the utilization of statistical methods in R&D and manufacturing processes. He is available to assist in many types of data analysis for process troubleshooting and the improvement of processes and products. He can help in the planning phase of a project with respect to data requirements and the design of sampling plans. Expert is also knowledgeable in the use of computer packages with statistical analysis capabilities such as Excel, Minitab, SAS, and Statgraphics.

applied statistics

Expert has had many years of experience in consulting with managers and technical staff on the use of designed experiments in many industries, including chemical process, consumer products, pharmaceutical, and agricultural products. Applications include R&D studies for new and improved products, processes, and test methods, regulatory studies to prove efficacy or safety of a product, and in-plant process improvement. He can show clients how to save time and money through the greater efficiency of designed experiments.

design of experiments


analysis of experiments

Expert has wide experience in working with measurement laboratories to apply statistical techniques for improving performance of measurement processes. As Chairman of ASTM Committee E-1 on Quality and Statistics, he is acquainted with the testing needs of a wide variety on industries, products, and services. He has also had direct experience in managing manufacturing plant control and consumer evaluation testing laboratories. He can assist with statistical support in new test method development, method validation, method quality assurance and interlaboratory studies to assess precision and bias across a large number of laboratories. He can assist in writing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to deal with such issues as calibration and identification of outliers. He is also familiar with international standards dealing with test methods.

measurement error analysis

Expert has provided statistical consulting to pharmaceutical quality assurance groups in: setting release limits and manufacturing targets on drug potency and preservatives; and, setting specifications on related compounds in drug products and on various properties of incoming active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and excipients. He has also consulted with analytical groups in method development and validation, and has evaluated stability data. Expert has also worked with teams of QA and technical support specialists in analyzing trends in quality parameters for annual product review and process troubleshooting using control charts and other statistical tools. He has also evaluated environmental monitoring of drug packaging processes for air particulates and sterility.

pharmaceutical quality assurance

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1964   M.S.   Applied Statistics   Rutgers University  
1957   B.S.   Chemical Engineering   University of Maryland  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2000


Wyeth Laboratories


Quality Assurance


Temporary Statistician


Expert supported pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality assurance, and technical services in statistical and quality control services.

1990 to 1995


American Cyanamid Co.


Agricultural R&D


Principal Statistican


He supported R&D and manufacturing of Cyanamid's Agricultural Chemicals Division including animal drug safety/efficacy studies, analytical methods development, and design of experiments.

1983 to 1990


American Cyanamid Co.


Consumer Products




Expert supported R&D and manufacturing, including consumer clinical studies of deodorants and antiperspirants, and product development of personal products, cleaners, and insecticides.

1967 to 1983


American Cyanamid Co.


Organic Chemicals




He supported R&D and manufacturing in dyes and pigments, rubber chemicals, and fine chemicals.

1957 to 1967


Hercules, Inc.


Paper Chemicals & Polymers


Chemical Engineer


Expert did bench-scale and pilot plant development, was the control lab supervisor, and a plant supervisor.

1995 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Expert has conducted a consulting business in statistics and quality control applications for the pharmaceutical, chemical, agricultural prodcuts, and consumer products industries. He has worked with several Fortune 500 companies in the areas of manufacturing process improvement, quality control, and measuremnt processes.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of ASTM, ASQ, ASA, and AIChe.

Professional Appointments

He is Chairman of the ASTM Committee E11 on Quality and Statistics. He is also Chairman, Chemical & Process Industry Division of the ASQ.


Expert is an ASQ Fellow, and received the Ellis R. Ott Award from ASQ. He has also received the ASTM Award of Merit.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has six publications including two book chapters.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology  
 - J. Soc. Cosmetic Chemists  
 - Journal of Liquid Chromatography  
 - Trans. Quality Congress, ASQ  
 - Chemical Engineering  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1953 to 1955   Atomic Energy Commission   Chemical tTechnician   Expert had summer jobs doing routine analysis of plant samples for uranium content.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert investigated the performance of liquid and powder fill of household laundry and dishwashing soaps using control charts. He worked with manufacturing to reduce fill variation and product overfill while meeting Handbook 133 specifications.
  • He consulted on liquid and powder filling of pharmaceutical product vials, in which he supported process validation and identification of causes of underfill. He developed quality control and inspection procedures.
  • Expert provided statistical support of the development and manufacturing of tablet and capsule dosage forms, with respect to formulation, blending, compression, and filling. He also provided support of product release and stability.
  • He provided statistical support of chemical and microbial analytical method validation with respect to accuracy, precision, linearity, specificity, and quality control of the method.
  • Expert performed design and analysis of experiments for optimization of tablet coating to meet potency, dissolution, and content unformity requirements.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Sampling Specification *CS Repeat.
  • Statistical expert needed for consulting regarding in-process statistical sampling.
  • Expert in In-process statistical sampling (Phase 2).
  • Statistical Process Control Sampling expert to assist with developing a sampling plan and statistical analysis.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert supported lawyers on statistical implications for an advertising claims trial.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Quality control sampling expert for consulting on ASTM E300-03.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1986 to 2000   Netherlands   Expert presented 15 courses in statistical methodology and quality control to scientists and engineers in this time period.

Additional Skills and Services:

He taught statistics and quality control courses at five universities and has presented over 150 short courses on these topics.


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